Anime Underground The Top Horror Anime of All Time  

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There are plenty of scary movies and horror films for film lovers to choose from, but what about anime fans? Don't worry, there's lots of dark anime and good horror anime for fans to enjoy! This list of horror anime has been ranked from best to worst by fans of the genre. When it comes to scary, creepy, and zombie anime, if you want only the best, this list of top horror anime will help you find it! Don't forget about our list of the best horror manga too if you're a reader or the goriest anime if you like blood and guts.

This list contains the first episode of each dark animes series listed, so you can watch horror anime online right here at Ranker. If you're not a fan of anime, you might think it's all about school girls and giant robots. However, the top ten+ shows below can be downright terrifying, as they're some of the scariest anime of all time. Some are psychological horror like Paranoia Agent, while others involve zombies and creatures, like High School of The Dead.

Either way these animated shows are all guaranteed to creep you out, make you scared, and make you want to lock your door. We also have lists for things like the best vampire anime and the best gore anime, so check those out as well!

If you enjoy horror anime check out the best Blood+ quotes and the best Serial Experiments Lain quotes.

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13,272 2,727
Another is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

2
5,612 1,398
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

3
7,782 1,956
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

4
6,600 1,522
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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7,159 2,264
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

6
4,698 1,113
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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4,203 1,038
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

8
4,031 1,329
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

9
7,849 1,518
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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10
4,631 1,250
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

11
7,254 2,591
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

12
3,836 1,900
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

13
1,984 773
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

14
4,159 1,216
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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2,154 647
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,665 548
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,839 561
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,798 675
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,127 492
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

20
1,647 546
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

21
1,221 529
Monster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,134 455
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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1,116 522
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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705 335
Yami Shibai - Japanese Ghost S... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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801 88
When They Cry - Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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873 366
Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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609 184
Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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685 316
Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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797 259
Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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611 301
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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567 386
Dance in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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702 357
Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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710 169
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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623 312
Zankyō no Terror is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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333 246
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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414 246
From the New World is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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317 181
Ghost Hound is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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364 267
Kara no Kyōkai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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393 160
Corpse Princess is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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204 23
Angels of Death is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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445 130
Devilman Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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977 391
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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545 386
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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389 212
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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433 134
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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733 421
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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624 446
School Days is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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616 417
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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276 178
Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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330 105
Akame ga Kill! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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